Students in the Department of Applied Environmental Science (AES) can earn degrees in Environmental Science, Technology & Policy (BS), Environmental Studies (BA) and Environmental Science (MS).
Our students are prepared for rewarding careers after being directly immersed in environmental projects in our local communities. Throughout their studies, students gain marketable technical and soft skills in fields from environmental resource assessment and management to environmental outreach and sustainability. Our graduates have successfully pursued careers in their fields in Monterey County, across California and beyond. Our faculty provide research and community engagement opportunities for students in watershed science, applied ecology and wildlife biology, environmental education, sustainability, and advanced geospatial technologies.
Applied Environmental Science News
Jake Cline, an alumnus of the Applied Marine and Watershed Science graduate program, recently published his thesis research in the Journal of Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology, Part A.
Forrest Melton, adjunct faculty member, was recently featured in a Monterey County Weekly Article: “Leaders in the realms of local food and ag talk about how we can eat according to our values”.
Jazmine Mejia-Muñoz, a graduate student in the Environmental Science Master's of Science Program at CSUMB, was this year’s recipient of the CSUMB-KQED Scholarship in Science Media Communication. The internship was funded by the Fuhs Family Foundation Fund through Community Foundation for Monterey County. As the recipient of this scholarship, Jazmine had the opportunity to participate in a paid summer internship in science communication at KQED Public Media in San Francisco.
Jess Turner, a third year undergraduate Environmental Science, Technology and Policy (ESTP) student, spent summer 2019 as a field scientist for the CSUMB Watershed Environments and Ecology (WEE) Lab. Jess and her field partner, Megan Rodenbeck, traveled the western region of the U.S. to identify hydrophytic plants and benthic macroinvertebrates.